Robots at your Service: Active & Healthy Ageing

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Using robots, our ageing population will enjoy a pleasant retirement.

Central event – European Robotics Week 2016 - Amsterdam, 18-22 November, Marine Base

This year the European Robotics Week’s central event focuses on several topics such as:

  • Assistive living technologies and healthy aging
  • Girls and women in technology
  • Encouragement of STEAM-based education
  • Robotics competitions and challenges

This is a multi-track event aiming to inspire people on the positive contribution robotics can bring to our society and geared to aspire to the younger generations on the growing importance of skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

What is the goal of the project?

Robots at your Service is an elderly-centric event with the purpose to tackle the challenges that arise from the growing ageing population in our society.

What is the result of the project?

Our mission is to co-create the elderly homes of the future – to design and develop solutions that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of elderly at their home. To apply robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the purpose to prolong independent living and generally improve the quality of home care.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

The Hackitarians & The euRobotics Association
Key partner is Active Assisted Living Programme from the European Commission

What is the next step?

incorporate the winning hacks into a dedicated accelerator program to scale up ready for implementation into the real world

What can other cities learn from your project?

To run hack (cross-disciplinary innovation) events supported by scenario-based testing areas and centred around the end-user (elderly-centred in our case).




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Jurjen Söhne

I can imagine it would! I shall post our event on there too indeed


Hi Simona and Jurjen,
Your event might be interesting for our Amsterdam Health platform members as well They are working in health care and health innovation projects. You can post it here if you want: